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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 9

D C DowDell is a dynamic Jazz pianist/composer available for private Jazz piano lessons, workshops and clinics, recording and live performance with his Jazz ensemble or as a solo artist. D C has appeared with Bobby Vinton, Marilyn McCoo and Rosemary Clooney just to name a few. Influenced by Jazz greats such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Baron and Herbie Hancock, D C's style and piano technique blends the fine inner voicings of modal with the highly energetic impressions of the avante garde.

D C's passion for Jazz has also led to composing and arranging charts for top vocalists, solo instrumental artists and orchestra with influences from Gil Evans, Bob Florence and George Russell....
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Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationSan Diego, CA

Willing to teachBeginners

Credentials/BackgroundD C DowDell is a professional Jazz pianist/composer who currently teaches Jazz studies at A Passion for Jazz! Music Studios. He has been teaching music for over 40 years at the university level, several community colleges as well as accepting students for private study.

As author, D C has published numerous articles as well as the primary reference text Basic Musicianship a focus for pianists, vocalists and composers.

D C DowDell also maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared with Rosemary Clooney, Marilyn McCoo, Bobby Vinton to name just a few. Generally, he stays in the Southern California area with Jazz ensemble or as a solo artist.

American Federation of Musicians
National Music Teachers Association
International Association of Jazz Education

Bachelors of Music Education from UCLA
Masters of Music Composition from UNT


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Featured recording “Creative Bondage”

Creative Bondage

Self Produced



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